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OCAST. Building Partnerships Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Presented by Michelle R. McFarland, Steve Paris and Arnulf P. Hagen. OCAST Mission Statement. OCAST’s mission is: To foster innovation in existing and developing businesses
OCAST Building PartnershipsOklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology Presented by Michelle R. McFarland, Steve Paris and Arnulf P. Hagen OCAST Mission Statement
  • OCAST’s mission is:
  • To foster innovation in existing and developing businesses
  • by supporting basic and applied research
  • by facilitating technology transfer between research laboratories and firms and farms
  • by providing seed capital for new innovative firms and their products and
  • by fostering enhanced competitiveness in the national and international markets by small and medium-sized manufacturing firms in Oklahoma by stimulating productivity and modernization of such firms (O.S. 74 §5060.3)
  • OCAST Programs and the Technology Pipelinefrom concept to commercialization OCAST recognized as a national model. OCAST Presence in Oklahoma Helping to Build Research Capability
  • to create jobs and wealth
  • to attract top research talent
  • to prevent/mitigate “brain drain”
  • to compete more effectively for federal and private funding
  • to better compete in the global marketplace
  • to attract venture capitalists
  • for sustainable economic development
  • Applied Research and Internship Programs …thru FY2006
  • Duncan – Stim-Lab (Core Lab) $689,379
  • Lawton – Advanced Systems Technology, Inc. $404,469
  • Weatherford – Precision Design, Inc. $54,000
  • Medicine Park – The Waid Group, Inc. $19,580
  • Lawton – Cameron University $431,053
  • Altus – Western Oklahoma State College $199,904
  • Weatherford – SWOSU $83,120
  • El Reno – Redlands CC $94,296
  • Cameron University Intern R&D Projects - $431,053
  • Cosmetic Specialty Labs, Inc.
  • Halliburton Energy Services
  • Eagle Systems and Services, Inc.
  • Tec Masters, Inc.
  • Ft. Sill – Army Research Laboratory
  • R&D Intern Program
  • Stopping the “Brain Drain”
  • An improved Oklahoma technical human resource base that trains future scientists and technology leaders -- an essential ingredient for growing and attracting technology-based business and producing high skill/high wage jobs Chad Smith and Rochette Wurth – Cameron University
  • R&D Intern Program
  • Undergraduate students perform R&D at Oklahoma High-Tech companies
  • Company mentors guide projects
  • Proposals for business student R&D interns are welcome (no market research)
  • Companies, colleges, and universities lead programs
  • Proposal Intent deadline February 8, 2006
  • Proposals due February 15, 2006, funding May 1
  • Next proposal cycle September 2006, funding January 1
  • Contact Dr. Arnulf (Arni) Hagen 405-319-8411 [email protected]
  • The OCAST R&D Intern Partnerships program was honored with a regional Innovator Award recognizing innovative rural programs by the Southern Growth Policies Board for 2005.
  • This award recognizes the achievements of the interns, the college faculty, and the industry mentors who are the people that have built this program.
  • The program was also named an Innovator in 2001 and 2002
  • Michelle McFarland and Arnulf Hagen with Alabama Governor Bob Riley at the Southern Growth Policies Board annual meeting held June 2005 at Pt. Clear, Alabama.
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University R&D Intern Projects - $83,120
  • Imation Corporation
  • CDF Associates
  • Bar-S (Lawton)
  • Bar-S (Elk-City)
  • Western Oklahoma State College - $199,904 $83,120
  • R&D internships at the OSU Cotton Research Center
  • R&D interns directly benefit Robbins Farms, Williams Farms, and Worrel Farms
  • Research support for drip irrigation to improve cotton growth
  • Clay Jack, student intern, and Zach Estes, faculty intern Redlands Community College – $94,296 $83,120
  • R&D internships at the USDA Grazinglands Research Center
  • R&D internships at the Darlington Dairy
  • Research support to assist Oklahoma’s wine industry
  • Austin Douglas, R&D Intern  Manufacturing Extension Agents $83,120
  • Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Stephens and Tillman Counties and the cities of Gotebo, Mt. View, and Snyder Bill Cunningham
  • Garvin, McClain and Pontotoc Counties Dan Asklund
  • Oklahoma Alliance For Manufacturing Excellence $83,120
  • Elk-City – Dyna-Turn assisted with tooling, safety, and marketing
  • Frederick – Metzeler assisted with obtaining a community development block grant and assistance with energy savings
  • Lindsay – Hydra-Walk assisted with their revolutionary pipe handling system
  • Lawton – Republic Paperboard assisted with commercializing products made from traditional waste
  • More About OCAST $83,120
  • Visit the OCAST Web site at
  • Listen to Oklahoma Innovations on the OCAST radio network:
  • Altus - Saturday @ 6 am on KCCU FM 89.9 Ardmore - Saturday @ 6 am on KLCU FM 90.3 Chickasha - Saturday @ 6 am on KCCU FM 100.1 Clinton - Saturday @ 6 am on KYCU FM 89.1 Duncan - Saturday @ 6 am on KCCU FM 89.3 Lawton/Fort Sill - Saturday @ 6 am on KCCU FM 89.3-102.9 Oklahoma City - Sunday @ 5 pm on KTOK AM 1000Tulsa - Saturday @ 5 am on KRMG AM 740 Wichita Falls TX - Saturday @ 6 am on KMCU FM 88.7
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